Our strategy for supporting schools is led by a Local Cultural Education Partnership for cultural learning and a Music Education Hub board for delivering the aspirations in the National Plan for Music Education. Schools are represented on both.
Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools and education settings, awarded by Arts Council England, recognising their commitment to high quality arts and cultural education.
Croydon Music and Arts is proud to be supporting schools and education settings on their Artsmark journey, inspiring children and young people to create, experience, and participate in great arts and culture.
We offer education settings who are working towards, or currently hold an Artsmark Award, the following opportunities:
Music Education Offer
Our music education offer for Primary, Secondary and Special Schools meet the criteria for Artsmark and provides a model for how schools can audit their curriculum provision against the Artsmark criteria. Contact us for more details.
Arts Projects in Schools
With our partner organisations we can provide a range of arts projects and performances in schools. Whether you wish to create a “Welcome to your New Class” festival in September or a schools arts week in the Summer. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
ANDtogether lists programmes and opportunities from London's arts and cultural organisations for London schools.
From time to time we shall also circulate schools with specific offers, such as information about the Schools Festival of Youth Arts.
We have a number of trained Arts Award Advisers at CMA who can support schools to deliver Discover and Explore Arts Awards, the beginner levels qualifications. Read more about our offer here.
Young Creatives App
With Croydon’s Young Creatives App schools can use pupils’ testimony about their cultural engagement, in and out of school, to inform the school’s curriculum offer and provide evidence of impact to report to parents, report on Pupil Premium funding, gain Artsmark and demonstrate a broad and balanced curriculum to Ofsted.
The App will be developed during 2018 and launched in October. We would be pleased to hear from any school wishing to help develop it.